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NLN and Sigma Theta Tau International Sponsor Bi-Annual NERC


National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International Sponsor Bi-Annual Nursing Education Research Conference

Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice

April 7-9, 2016, Washington, DC
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Washington, DC, February 10, 2016 - The National League for Nursing and the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International offer the opportunity to learn, collaborate, and network at the 2016 Nursing Education Research Conference (NERC). Scholars in nursing education; nursing school deans, administrators, and faculty; and nursing students are invited to gather April 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday) at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, just outside Washington, DC, for the conference co-sponsored by two of the leading global professional associations in nursing education. At the NLN, the conference is organized through the NLN | Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education.

This year, NERC will focus on the impact of educational research on clinical outcomes. Participants will hear from multiple scholars during oral and poster presentations, educational workshops, and engaging plenary sessions. Attendees will leave with new insights and novel educational strategies to better prepare graduates of nursing programs to deliver outstanding patient care.

To begin the experience, on Thursday, April 7, participants may select one of four pre-conference workshops. These will explore some of the nuts and bolts of launching and sustaining a successful career as a scholar-educator: developing sound instruments for obtaining and measuring valid results in scholarly study; understanding theory as the foundation for research; and technology innovations in nursing education.

Four plenary sessions on Friday and Saturday are interspersed with concurrent sessions of oral and poster presentations covering a wide variety of topics in nursing education research; and opportunities to visit exhibitors’ booths. Featured plenary speakers are: David B. Daniel, PhD; Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN; Patricia Davidson, PhD, RN, FAAN; M. Christina R. Esperat, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN; G. Elaine Patterson, EdD, RN, CNE, APN-C; and NLN and STTI presidents respectively, Anne R. Bavier, PhD, RN, FAAN and Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Register for Research as a Catalyst for Transformative Practice as well as for the pre-conference workshops.

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Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its more than 40,000 individual and more than 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations.

The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 135,000 active members in more than 90 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s roughly 500 chapters are located at approximately 700 institutions of higher education throughout the world.

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